To The Herald-Whig:
Seeing the picture of Kathy Baker with the children at the library Feb. 18 paper brought back wonderful memories.
Several years ago, when my 3-year-old grandsons were living with me, we tried Thursday morning story time at the library with Miss Kathy and/or Miss Heather. The first couple of times they were so shy they hid behind me in the corner, but a couple of weeks more and they were in the front row.
It quickly became the highlight of their week. They loved the stories mixed with singing and dancing or marching (to get the wiggles out), followed with a craft and the joy of picking out books to take home.
We usually got there early so they could play or work a floor puzzle, and after they would beg to play games on the computers.
The kickoff for the summer reading program was a blast for the kids and encouraged them to keep reading all summer. The summer programs included magicians, comedians and more, free age-appropriate movies with popcorn and soda. Afterward, we would often stop at Washington Park to play in the fountain.
I highly recommend every parent call or stop by the library and pick up their spring program and find the activities your child might enjoy. I can almost guarantee any preschooler will enjoy one of the morning story times.